Barlow Close was Tommy Barlow’s smallholding enclosed by a wire fence and metal gate entered from the Littleworth Road. Many’s the time you’d see Tommy driving his tractor along with his Dad perched on the back. Mrs Barlow (Tommy never married) rosy cheeked standing at her door of her cottage near Blenheim Lane wearing her flowery apron.
The Barlows lived in what is now 10 Littleworth Rd and farmed circa 10 acre opposite but further up Littleworth Road on land on which Barlow Close was built. This land was owned by the Executors of Kelly and occupied by the Rose brothers in 1910.
Map extract from 1979 shows Barlow Close before the houses were built.
See also record 0865.